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I've become a big fan of appliqués in the past 5 years.
In this tutorial I want to show you what you can accomplish with this simple sewing technique.

Don't be surprised if I go through the steps quickly. In the lower tutorials everything has been described.

Basics / other tutorials can be found here:
appliqué tutorial
braid tutorial


How to work step by step:


What materials do you need:

- pattern/ reference
- fabric and thread
- Interfacing /Interfacing double-sided and a iron
- sewing mashine/ needle
- fabric paint

Now as in appliqué tutorial reinforce your fabric with interfacing. It [interfacing] shouldn't come off.


Paint the colour on it next. Here I used metallic-olive and metallic-white. One color per fabric.

Use a copy of your pattern and draw all the lines on the fabric.
(NEVER cut the original!)

Tip: You can also draw the pattern before the white paint.


You can start stitching one time the frame for example with zigzag (see appliqué tutorial)

Now our prolonged step: Cut it out carefully. In this case you may not cut the seam, otherwise everything goes on.
And don't forget all the threads. ^.~


Place the white pattern on the green fabric. You can clue it or get pin up.
In double-sided interfacing just put it ironed, then it will not slip.
Sew a second time with the zigzag along the pattern.

For Step 5 I sewed with white thread a line.


With a decorative green thread I repeat twice the zigzag stitch and sew along the line from step 4.


It may happen that you have to sew several pieces of fabric together.
Please note that the pattern is not interrupted (if possible).


I found old green pleather in my fabric wardrobe. Perfect for my belt.
Cut the pleather in the same size as the color fabric and sew it all together.


With the bias tape is the belt "closed" and decorated.
As a little extra, I stitched the bias tape with zigzag.


And so it may look like (combined with stones)

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ysuninrain Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Photographer
thank you for your picture!

Gwenwhyvar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for all your help !!! You tutorials are perfectly explained, and you show every steps, that's really nice ! Thank you again ^_^
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Naraku-Sippschaft Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
you are welcome :heart:
clonisama Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thank you for all of your tutorials! Your work is brilliant!
Naraku-Sippschaft Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm simply astonished, your work with Prince Emerald is incredible! One of the best Sakizo costumes ever, sure thing. My very best compliments for your skills and talent!
Naraku-Sippschaft Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you, thank you, thank you. I think it would be not the last one from sakizou, but for this year haha XD
But believe me: all skills was trained. I need more skills in armors. So you all will see some new tutorials (most with worbla again) in summer time. Maybe something like "how to make pattern with worbla for a worbla armor".
I mean: I started in a cosplaytime where you can't found tutorials. Thats why I try and try so hard to make tutorials for everyone. And thats the reason for this skills? I don't know XD
Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely didn't want to belittle you, talking about "skills" and "talent": I know that those things don't come down from the sky, but are instead the result of long training, trials and errors. But you've reached such a great level of craftmanship that I've felt the need to say that this is definitely not a costume you see everyday, and a gem (:giggle:) amongst Sakizo's cosplays. I hope you've had fun with your team!
And we all are very grateful for sharing your knowledge with you with tutorials! :worship:
Naraku-Sippschaft Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
In the last 2 years I talked and saw people where thought this sort of skills (or anyway skills) can reach in few months or an year. So thats why I started to explain, thats this progress need a lot of time (I'm since over 10 year a cosplay now). Don't wonder, when I talk like this again haha.
But yeah...THANK YOU SO MUCH again. And we had a lot of fun with this! :heart:
SoraPaopu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Ich liebe deine Arbeit *o*
Samietheturtle Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
.. You're a wizard :heart:
theRAWRinside Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
oh my gawwwwd
ich weiss gar nicht was ich da sagen soll...
so viel rafinesse bei solch einem eigentlich doch sehr kleinen detail!
das nenne ich liebe! zum hobby! so viel arbeit....
ich hoffe, ich werde dich sowohl an der LBM als auch in paris sehen~
das gute stück mitsamt dem dazugehörigen cosplay würde ich sehr gerne aus nächster nähe betrachten können, es ist SO schön und genau und.... schöööön :heart:
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